Daily Mail - Great Britain
The 60-year-old is facing charges at a specialist financial court in Paris over the funding of his failed 2012 bid to retain the presidency of the country.
Posted on 2 April 2015 @ 7:26 am
Ringleader John Smith, 45, from Connah’s Quay, North Wales, stage-managed several crashes around the Chester area over a three-year period, in a bid to create new claimants for his business.
Posted on 2 April 2015 @ 7:26 am
I cried at film of gays who went to aid of striking miners, says Ed: Miliband admits ‘blubbing’ at film Pride as he ‘pleads guilty to being a geek’ in latest interview
The Labour leader has confessed he cried when he and his wife Justine watched a DVD of the 2014 movie starring Bill Nighy and Imelda Staunton.
Posted on 2 April 2015 @ 7:24 am
Bootcamp where China makes internet junkies go cold turkey: The military fitness regimes and psychiatric assessments facing some of the country’s 24 million addicts as they attempt to kick the habit
Daxing Internet Addiction Centre has so far welcomed 6,000 patients to its military-style bootcamp in Beijing, China, and claims to have cured 75 per cent of them.
Posted on 2 April 2015 @ 7:22 am
How watching TV can increase your risk of diabetes: Every hour spent slumped in front of the screen can raise chance of developing the condition by 3.4%
Researchers believe that too much sitting can increase people’s weight – a risk factor for the condition. In the UK, the average amount of time spent watching TV is four hours a day.
Posted on 2 April 2015 @ 7:15 am
Web violence is parents’ top fear: Four in ten say images are their main concern ahead of pornography and swearing
Almost one in five parents said they are scared about what videos their children might be viewing and experts suggested this is being heightened by the rise of tablets and smartphones.
Posted on 2 April 2015 @ 7:09 am
Lord Prescott, an adviser to Ed Miliband, suggested the signatories were ‘tax dodgers, Tory donors and non doms’ – even though several were former Labour supporters.
Posted on 2 April 2015 @ 7:08 am
Indian Express - India
Islamist supporters of Morsi and his Muslim Brotherhood organization added a call to boycott of the referendum.
Posted on 11 January 2014 @ 10:54 am
No casualties were reported and the cause of the fire is being investigated, the report said.
Posted on 11 January 2014 @ 10:26 am
Estimated 1,400 tons uranium and almost 500 tons of plutonium stored in around the world.
Posted on 9 January 2014 @ 8:09 pm
Musharraf was rushed to hospital after he developed heart problems while being driven to special court.
Posted on 9 January 2014 @ 10:44 am
THEWORLDPOST editorial board includes noted Indian journalist Dileep Padgaonkar.
Posted on 9 January 2014 @ 10:14 am
According to Alvarado, the levels were not high enough to pose a risk to human health.
Posted on 8 January 2014 @ 12:28 pm
The Midwest and the East experienced temperatures colder than much of Antarctica.
Posted on 8 January 2014 @ 8:09 am
BBC - Great Britain
A trawler sinks off the Kamchatka peninsula in Russia’s Far East, with 54 confirmed dead and 15 still missing in freezing seas.
Posted on 2 April 2015 @ 4:39 am
In celebration of London’s Letters Live season, BBC Newsnight invited actor Clarke Peters to read a letter written by Mahatma Gandhi to Adolf Hitler.
Posted on 2 April 2015 @ 12:48 am
Natalia Antelava joins a patrol of pro-Russian rebels near Donetsk airport in eastern Ukraine.
Posted on 2 April 2015 @ 12:00 am
Three tourists, two Austrians and an Italian, are killed in an avalanche at a national park in the French Alps.
Posted on 1 April 2015 @ 8:07 pm
Nine British nationals have been seized by Turkish authorities after trying to illegally enter Syria, armed forces in the country say.
Posted on 1 April 2015 @ 7:40 pm
Police kill an armed woman assailant and wound a gunman who opened fire outside Istanbul’s police HQ, the city’s governor says.
Posted on 1 April 2015 @ 5:13 pm
The main suspect in the murder of Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov makes an impassioned plea in court, saying he was forced into a confession.
Posted on 1 April 2015 @ 5:00 pm
NPR - United States
The case of co-pilot Andreas Lubitz has focused attention on what Lufthansa, or any employer, can really know about an employee’s state of mind. Requiring a psychological evaluation has risks, too.
Posted on 1 April 2015 @ 10:03 pm
NPR’s Audie Cornish talks to New York Times national security correspondent David Sanger about differences in the American and Iranian approaches to the talks.
Posted on 1 April 2015 @ 8:32 pm
The Iraqi military, with help from the U.S. and Iran, now holds most of Tikrit after a month of heavy fighting with the Islamic State. NPR’s Alice Fordham visited and says the city is still volatile.
Posted on 1 April 2015 @ 8:20 pm
Iraqi flags are flying over government buildings again, one month into a major offensive to reclaim the city from fighters with the self-proclaimed Islamic State.
Posted on 1 April 2015 @ 7:10 pm
Violence has descended on the once laid back tourist town of Matamoros, across from Brownsville, Texas. From mechanics to Twitter users, residents are feeling the effects of a turf war.
Posted on 1 April 2015 @ 6:55 pm
The announcement goes into effect immediately. The new law, Article 44, gives coup leader Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha sweeping powers over the Thai government.
Posted on 1 April 2015 @ 3:31 pm
Japan’s Misao Okawa was born in 1898. She had been the world’s oldest person since 2013, according to Guinness World Records.
Posted on 1 April 2015 @ 12:28 pm
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Voice of America - US Government
Gunmen have attacked Kenya’s Garissa University in the eastern part of the country, near the Somali border.
Garissa County officials have told VOA that they suspect the attack is the work of the al-Shabab militant group.
VOA Somali service reports that gunshots and explosions were heard on campus Thursday, as well as ambulance sirens. Witnesses say the attack began early in the morning, around 5:30 a.m. and is ongoing. Kenyan Defense Forces are on campus now, engaging in gunfire…
Posted on 2 April 2015 @ 5:17 am
The extended negotiations on Iran’s nuclear program continued Thursday in Lausanne, Switzerland, with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry meeting with Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif.
State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf said on Twitter that the officials talked for several hours early Thursday along with experts from the Iranian and international delegations before taking a break.
Earlier she cited continued progress, but said negotiators “have not reached a political…
Posted on 2 April 2015 @ 4:40 am
Environmentalists warn the world is facing serious water shortages and the United States is no exception. While parts of the country may get too much snow and rain, that is not the case in the southwest. California has been dealing with the effects of drought for more than two years. The state governor has ordered a mandatory reduction of water usage to prevent waste. The state is also looking into new technologies that will make California more drought resistant.
While the U.S. Midwest…
Posted on 2 April 2015 @ 4:14 am
Environmentalists warn the world is facing serious water shortages and the United States is no exception. While parts of the country may get too much snow and rain, that is not the case in the southwest. California has been dealing with the effects of drought for more than two years. The state governor has ordered a mandatory reduction of water usage to prevent waste. The state is also looking into new technologies that will make California more drought resistant. Zlatica Hoke reports.
Posted on 2 April 2015 @ 4:06 am
One in five babies worldwide develops a severe bacterial infection, including pneumonia and sepsis, resulting in the death of an estimated 700,000 infants. New research shows that young infants can be safely and effectively treated in their community with a simplified antibiotic drug regimen.
The World Health Organization recommends that infants who become severely ill with bacterial infections be treated with a series of antibiotic injections in the hospital.
But many parents…
Posted on 2 April 2015 @ 2:53 am
At least 54 people are believed dead after a Russian trawler sank in the Sea of Okhotsk in Russia’s far east Wednesday.
Emergency officials say 63 of the 132 people aboard the ship were rescued after the Dalniy Vostok sank in icy waters near Russia’s Kamchatka peninsula. More than a dozen people are still missing.
The ship was carrying an international crew. In addition to Russians, it included nationals from Myanmar, Ukraine, Lithuania, and Vanuatu.
The cause of the…
Posted on 2 April 2015 @ 1:53 am
A woman in the Southern U.S. state of Arkansas who has invited President Barack Obama to her birthday party is now the world’s oldest person.
Gertrude Weaver, 116, inherited the title Wednesday upon the death of Misao Okawa of Osaka, Japan, at age 117.
Officials at Okawa’s nursing home said her death was peaceful, as if she had just fallen asleep.
Weaver, who will turn 117 on July 4, said she wants Obama to celebrate with her.
A former domestic worker in private…
Posted on 2 April 2015 @ 1:07 am